Do you require a contract or down payment to hold my date?
Yes, both. Dates are not final until a contract is signed and a $125.00 non refundable retainer/creative fee is received.
What if it is set to be rainy on our session date? Is there a fee to re-schedule?
Should our session need to be re-scheduled due to Oregon's random stormy weather, we can discuss a game plan the day before our session as to whether it would be best to set another date. Rain or excessive wind can make for an uncomfortable session, which is not the experience I wish for my clients. There is no charge for a re-schedule due to bad weather.
I also understand that life happens, and that a date that works at the time of booking, can be affected due to sickness or personal situations that would disrupt our planned time together. Because of this, I am happy to re-schedule up to 2 times without an additional fee.
How long do portrait sessions last?
All sessions vary, but an average portrait session lasts 1-2 hours. I don't charge for additional time, I simply shoot until I am happy with what we have. To create a relaxed feel to our session, it is often times best to set the day aside for yourself, or you and your family. This way, should our session take longer than average, you won't feel rushed.
Do you charge a travel fee?
I am happy to travel through out Oregon, but do require a travel fee to cover gas and drive time of $1.00/ mile for travel more than 60 miles (round trip) outside the 97367 area code.
What is your shooting style?
Forget Pinterest signs, forget telling your kids to mind their manners, and forget awkward poses and saying cheese. If you're a senior, I want to capture your laugh & your style... If you're a family I want to document every little way you interact with each other.... and so on...I like to keep it simple, candid, and authentic.